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    Please note that some of the training below will be delivered virtually:

    • 03.10.22 How to manage RE in KS1 and KS2

    • 12.10.22 Annual cross phase RE conference  

    • 17.10.22  Reviewing SMSC provision in the light of the requirement to promote fundamental British values (webinar)

    • 19.10.22 Assessment in RE in the primary phase

    • 18.01.23  RE in the Foundation Stage with the new EYFS framework (webinar)

    • 24.01.23 Using Understanding Christianity with Living Difference IV (webinar)

    • 07.03.23 Collective worship in primary schools (webinar)
    If you have an urgent enquiry about your place on a course, please phone 01962 718600 or email htlc.courses@hants.gov.uk 

    Places are still available on Reviewing SMSC Provision in Light of the Requirement to Promote Fundamental British Value 22-23 (Webinar) – 17 October 2022

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    This course will deepen understanding of the requirements for SMSC in the most recent Ofsted Handbook and Framework 

    Knowledge and understanding:

    • Of the most recent Ofsted requirements for SMSC and what good practice looks like in relation to a range of complex issues that must be explored in school.
    • Of the DfE 'Promoting Fundamental British Values' as part of SMSC in schools - November 2014 and other related educational concerns .
    • Of ways in which teachers can increase their confidence in handling questions in many complex and controversial areas of the lives of children and young people in our schools
    • To work more confidently in partnership with parents and others in the community regarding issues raised through SMSC and life in the contemporary world

    Search and book on the Learning Zone using keyword search: SMSC

    Price: Sub £105 / SLA £55 / Full £126


    Looking for LDIV medium term planning?

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    Here is a list of and links to MTPs in the Open resources section of the RE Moodle (you won't need a password to access these).

    Here is a comprehensive list of all planning, including that on the HIAS RE curriculum site  (access via the Services Portal) and in teaching packs.

    For more information please visit Accessing online medium term plans 2022.

    For help accessing the HIAS RE curriculum site via the Services Portal please visit this news item.

    Diversity in Christian traditions: exploring what this means using the golden threads in Living Difference IV: 4 October 2022

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    This afternoon workshop is free to all teachers, RE leaders and senior leaders with a primary and SEND RE focus in the Portsmouth area! It takes place in the nave at the Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral and, using a range of speakers, the workshop will help delegates know how to teach about the Christian traditions using the golden threads of belonging, community, special and love as a focus. 

    Delegates will consider the range of Christian beliefs and practices, but also look at different expressions of these across the Christian traditions. The workshop will develop the building blocks of knowledge for teachers to teach Christianity with confidence, knowledge and enthusiasm across both KS1 and KS2. 

    Led by Justine Ball, HIAS Inspector/Adviser for Primary RE, this half day workshop will have a series of speakers who will talk about the golden threads in their own settings including: 

    • Church of England 
    • Roman Catholic 
    • Orthodox 
    • Pentecostal community 
    • Evangelical community. 

    The workshop will include discussions, networking with other RE teachers and ideas to use now. You will leave the workshop with a renewed understanding of Living Difference IV and resources you can use to underpin it, as well as lots of practical ideas for teaching RE in your school.

    Date/time: 4 October 2022 13.00 – 16.00 

    Location: Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral, High Street, Old Portsmouth PO1 2HA 

    Cost: Free through a funding grant from Culham St Gabriel’s Trust

    To book: If you work in a Portsmouth City Council school, please register directly on the Portsmouth Learning Gateway.
    If you work in a Hampshire or Isle of Wight school, please email justine.ball@hants.gov.uk 

    Hampshire and Wessex Annual Religious Education Conference 12 October 2022

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    Presented by the HIAS RE Team and others, this face-to-face conference is for all those leading RE in primary and secondary schools, and will include: 

    • Keynote presentations: in relation to teaching the diverse lived experience. 
    • Cross-phase workshops: exploring issues in relation to developing the golden threads through the key stages. Meet with colleagues in the primary phase to explore common concerns and matters to celebrate. 
    • Phase-specific workshops: especially for the secondary phase in relation to the RS GCSE, with presenters from all the examination boards worked with in Hampshire and beyond. 
    • Preparing for an Ofsted deep dive: teaching RE well – sequencing disciplinary knowledge across and within key stages. 
    • Religious education and social justice: ensuring all young people achieve well especially the most vulnerable 20%. 

    Book via the Learning Zone, using the keyword search Religious Education Conference

    Date/time: 12 October 2022 08:45 – 15:30 

    Location: Venue based 

    Cost: Full: £238 / Sub: £198 / SLA: £90

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